Friday, 3 July 2015


                       London 3rd of July  Juche 104(2015)
On the 8th of July it will be 21 years since the great leader President KIM IL SUNG passed away it seems like only yesterday when our delegation was staying in the DPRK in June 1994  during which time we saw the great leader President KIM IL SUNG on tv almost every day . We returned to the UK on the 3rd of July and to our shock the great leader President KIM IL SUNG passed away on the 8th of July 1994.

President KIM IL SUNG was a great man, a great leader , a great philosopher who created the Juche Idea and authored the Songun idea. . He was the father of modern Korea , indeed Korea is the Kim Il Sung nation He was respected as one of the outstanding leaders of the international communist and working class movement.

In this year which in just over a month sees the 70th anniversary of the liberation of  Korea from the dark oppression of Japanese imperialist colonial rule  we recall President KIM IL SUNG  great exploits in liberating Korea from the dark oppression of Japanese colonialism . It was one of his greatest feats to defeat Japanese imperialism and secure the independence of the Korean people.

             The Japanese colonial oppressors had literally sucked the life out of the Korean people. Due to flunkeyism(fawning on big powers) and incompetence by the old feudal rulers of the Ri Dynasty the Japanese imperialists stole into Korea the land of the morning calm. By 1910 they had annexed Korea and turned into a colony . The Korean people fell victim to the sabre and the bayonet of the cruel Japanese colonialists. They plundered huge amounts of resources.
                                                 The Korean people desired independence and to be free from oppression by Japanese imperialism . However no force or leader existed that could deliver them from the iron rule of Japan. Petitions and appeals were useless , strikes and demos were suppressed by force and the streets run with the blood of Korean workers and peasants . Bourgeois nationalists proved to be useless in leading the nation, they split into factions and squabbled. They adopted national reformism which meant collaboration with Japanese imperialism. Some seeing the example of the USSR the first workers and peasants state in the world started a communist movement but this quickly collapsed into flunkeyism and factionalism and was therefore unable to lead the struggle against Japanese imperialist rule.           

One leader appeared to dispel the fog of confusion and the darkness of Japanese imperialism , the leader was the young general KIM IL SUNG who rejected the old methods of flunkeyism and factionalism and led the struggle from the grassroots to victory . The great leader President KIM IL SUNG organised a revolutionary movement. The young general KIM IL SUNG realised several basic truths early on ;firstly , that no other country was going to hand the Korean people independence on a plate , it had to be achieved by their own efforts alone , secondly, that it to achieve independence they had to mobilise the masses and rely on them  not a few factions or high level leaders who shut themselves away behind closed doors , thirdly , independence could not come through peaceful means but through armed struggle.
                         President KIM IL SUNG at the age of 14 founded the Down With Imperialism Union the first communist revolutionary organisation in Korea composed of revolutionary school students . Later on he formed the Anti-Imperialist Youth League and Young Communist League. In the early summer of 1930 the great leader President KIM IL SUNG addressed the historic Kalun meeting of revolutionary cadres and activists  and outlined the Juche-orientated path of the the Korean revolution and the road of Songun . It was a naive illusion to expect peaceful change so President KIM IL SUNG pointed out "Weapons are our life and soul! Oppose armed force with armed force!".
                   President KIM IL SUNG  started the armed struggle against Japanese colonial rule with two pistols handed down to him from his father . He formed first the Korean Revolutionary Army in 1930 and then the Anti-Japanese People's Guerilla Army  on the 25th of April which became the Korean People's Revolutionary Army in March 1935. The KPRA fought self-reliantly in the spirit of Juche . They seized weapons from the Japanese aggressors or manufactured their own . Some hoped that the Soviet Union, the first socialist state, would supply them with a hand-grenade factory but this never materialised so they made their own hand-grenades the 'Yongil bomb'(of course today the DPRK has its own nuclear 'Yongil bomb'.)

                        Under the command of the great leader President KIM IL SUNG, an ever victorious iron-willed brilliant commander, the stout hearted and heroic partisans of the KPRA fought many battles against the Jap agressors such the battle of Ponchonbo  and the battle of Musan to name just a few . At times the guerillas had to march through metre deep snow in temperatures of-40c. They used different tactics  sometimes switching to small unit activities .
                                             The hard and arduous  revolutionary armed struggle led by the er President KIM IL SUNG paid off in the end on the 9th of August 1945 general KIM IL SUNG gave the order for the final offensive against the Japanese marauders . The KPRA together with Soviet army units surged into Korea , the KPRA often taking the lead in the more difficult battles. On August 15 1945 Korea was liberated at last from Japanese imperialist rule. 36 years of oppressive rule by the fascist Japanese and their decadent Samurai culture came to an end in a day . This was the feat of the great leader President KIM IL SUNG an ever victorious iron-willed brilliant commander and gifted military strategist.
                   On the 8th of July this year we remember the great leader President
KIM IL SUNG as the great liberator of the Korean people who gave them the greatest ever gift: independence !

Dermot Hudson
Chairman JISGE
President ASSPUK
Official Delegate UK KFA


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